Mobile and Wireless Communications: Key Technologies and Future Applications
edited by Peter Smyth
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2004 Cloth: 978-0-86341-368-1 | eISBN: 978-1-84919-035-0
ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK Two of the fastest growing sectors of communications today are mobile and Internet, both of which have had a profound effect on people's lives. The convergence between these two sectors not only presents great opportunities for the future of "unplugged" telecommunications, but also great challenges in understanding the relative position of different technologies in this future.
This book reviews the contribution of different wireless access technologies to that future and looks at the opportunities of opening up access to telecommunications systems, via application programming interfaces (APIs). The economic and regulatory issues associated with wireless communications are also discussed, with a look at the history and potential future of mobility from a user perspective.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Future of Mobile and Wireless Communications
Optical Radio - A Review of a Radical New Technology for Wireless Access Infrastructure
Wireless LANs - Present and Future
Future Applications of Bluetooth
Ultra-Wideband and its Capabilities
The Role of Ad Hoc Networks in Mobility
Securing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks - A Motivational Approach
The Use of Satellite for Multimedia Communications
Evolving Systems Beyond 3G - The IST BRAIN and MIND Projects
Economic Tussles in the Public Mobile Access Market
Enabling Applications Deployment on Mobile Networks
The Parlay API - Allowing Third Party Application Providers Safe and Secure Access to Network Capabilities
Radio Spectrum Management for Tetherless Communications
Mobile Multimedia Services
Multimodality - The Future of the Wireless User Interface
A Social History of the Mobile Telephone with a View of its Future.